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The Inala Small Business Awards 2023 were presented by Member for Inala Annastacia Palaszczuk The Oxley Golf Club on Wednesday May 17.
The awards recognised the important part each business played in the lives of those living in the Inala Electorate.
“I had a great time hosting the Inaugural 2023 Inala small business awards,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Small business owners and community members came together to celebrate the 110 nominees voted on by over 2600 members of the public.
“I extend a warm congratulation to the 65 finalists across six categories and a special mention to Mister Minit – Forest Lake who was the first recipient of the Inala Small Business Overall award!
“Anthony and Steve from Mister Minit have over 32 years’ experience and regularly give back to the community. Most recently supporting the local Bank of Queensland Easter event.”
Winners and finalists included:
Health & Fitness Business Award
- 1st Now Healthy – Forest Lake
- 2nd Fitstop – Richlands
- 3rd Sumet Bodyworx – Forest Lake
Trade & Services Business Award
- 1st Peacock Saws
- 2nd Dolittles Pet Retreats – Ellen Grove
- 3rd Coleman Tyres & Mechanical – Wacol
Beauty & Hairdressing Business Award
- 1st K H Hair & Beauty
- 2nd Tattoo Town
- 3rd De Afrique
Hospitality Business Award
- 1st Simple Bliss
- 2nd Viet Garden
- 3rd 2Fish – Forest Lake
Retail & Sales Business Award
- 1st Bank of Queensland – Forest Lake
- 2nd Relove Oxley
- 3rd Bob’s Bulk Booze – Forest Lake
Micro Business Award
- 1st Mister Minit – Forest Lake
- 2nd Allstars Performing Arts – Forest Lake
- 3rd Assistance Dogs – Forest Lake
“Small businesses do so much to enrich and support our community and it was my pleasure to acknowledge all our hard-working small business owners who do so much,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Keep an eye out in this column next year when we open nominations for the 2024 Awards!”
Ms Palaszczuk said small business owners are encouraged to use the many programs and packages available to them.
“Our government has a range of grants, support packages and mentoring programs available for small business owners to help them grow and thrive. Make sure to visit www.business.qld.gov.au to find out more.”